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[nuhn-th uh-les] /ˌnʌn ðəˈlɛs/
however; nevertheless.
Origin of nonetheless
First recorded in 1840-50; from the phrase none the less Unabridged
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  • The other nations of the world would scream; but they would, nonetheless, respect us.

  • On the point of taking leave of her, nonetheless, I was to some extent embarrassed.

    The Turn of the Screw Henry James
  • But the thing had been there, nonetheless, and the ship had hit it at high velocity.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • This was probably not true, but it seemed curious, nonetheless.

    The Marooner Charles A. Stearns
  • nonetheless, courier after courier never arrived at its destination.

    The Highest Treason Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for nonetheless


sentence connector
despite that; however; nevertheless
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for nonetheless

1839, as phrase none the less; contracted into one word from c.1930.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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